AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $25,000 drinking water planning grant to the City of Deary. The funds will be used to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental information document. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements. The remaining $25,000 of the $50,000 project will be funded by the City.
The Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Department and the Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization hosted a free Fun Family Adventure Bike Ride on May 21. Prizes, valued at over $1,000, were given out, including three bikes.
The Department of Defense recently selected Idaho Falls as a partner city with 7,000 other communities in the United States to help honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. As a partner, the city will host a series of six events over the next three years.
The Idaho Falls Fire Department installed new lighted signs near Fire Station 4 to encourage drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. When an emergency vehicle responds to an emergency from Station 4, the new signs will activate and flash, indicating that emergency vehicles will be entering the roadway and drivers need to respond appropriately.
On May 14, the Jerome City and Rural Fire Departments, the American Red Cross and many community groups and volunteers installed free 10-year smoke alarms in homes in the city, helped residents develop home escape plans and talked about home fire safety.
The City of Meridian approved an agreement to purchase the YMCA Homecourt facility to be executed on September 30, 2016. This purchase allows the City to expand community sports programs and grow current class offerings at the centrally located facility.
The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the City of Moscow with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award. A ceremony will be held June 7 to celebrate the event.
The Pocatello Fire Department joined six other agencies for their annual interagency fire training exercise
The Priest River City Council approved the expansion of the city’s Senior Center to over 8,000 square feet. The new center will allow for the provision of activities and events for all ages.
The St. Maries City Council awarded the bid for the first phase of water treatment plant repairs to Contractors Northwest Incorporated. The first phase involves replacing cracked roof panels.
Idaho Department of Commerce awarded a $486,500 Idaho Community Development Block Grant to the City of Weippe for upgrades to its wastewater system. The upgrades to the wastewater system are designed to increase system efficiency, resolve current permitting and agreement violations and allow the City to operate its wastewater facilities in a fiscally and environmentally responsible manner for years to come. The direct benefit to the residents of the city will be the reduction of health and safety concerns.
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